Barbados adds nine from overseas to face U.S.

June 13, 2008

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Barbados will have nine overseas players on its team when it faces the United States in Sunday's World Cup qualifier in Carson, Calif.

The U.S.-Barbados winner advances to a semifinal group that most likely will include Cuba, Guatemala, and Trinidad and Tobago. The top two teams in the group advance to next year's regional finals.

Five of the Barbados players play in England: Marcel McKie, Paul Ifill, Mark McCammon, Johnathan Forte and Johnathan Nurse. The other overseas players are: Miles Jones, Alvin Rouse, Daryl Ferguson and Rommell Burgess.

The only previous meetings between the U.S. and Barbados were in the semifinals of qualifying for the 2002 World Cup. The United States won 7-0 in August 2000 at Foxborough, Mass., then was held scoreless until the 63rd minute before winning 4-0 at Barbados that November to reach the regional finals.

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